Cars of Coolhaven

An exploration of extraordinary cars in an ordinary neighborhood

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DAF 44 (1966-74)

October 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I am no big fan of the DAF motoring brand, but since I live in the Netherlands I am bound to run into the little buggers every now and then. In my mind, these cars are in the same category of ‘slow, boring and boxy’ as old cheap Volvo’s. What a pleasant surprise to see […]

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Tags: DAF · Oldies

Triumph TR7

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

So, not yet another TR6 for me this time, nope, it’s a late seventies rear-wheel drive Triumph TR7. I like the TR6, the design is exciting and filled with emotion. This car, I am not so sure about. To be honest, it is not a completely honest and unbiased opinion. This car looks remarkable like […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Triumph

Triumph TR6. Again!

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Oh well, there is always room for another TR6. I like the little sports cars, they are nice to look at. Specs and info in the earlier posts. Enjoy!

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Nice cars · Oldies · Triumph

Triumph TR4 (1961-1965)

March 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I spot myself a TR6 quite regularly, but for some reason I seldom spot a TR4. And when I do… I am driving, and it is a pain taking some nice pictures when you are trying not to die at the same time. Kinda breaks your focus and concentration on taking the best pictures, doesn’t […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Triumph

Triumph Herald 1200 Mk2

January 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

As old Triumph’s go, this certainly is a well-kept looker! It has a very nice paint job in two-tone red and white, see if you can spot the differences with this Herald… 😉 I wonder what it is like to drive one of these little old cars, but for now, I can enjoy myself by […]

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Tags: Nice cars · Oldies · Triumph

Triumph Herald (1200?) (1964-ish)

November 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

To me, Triumph is all about nice little convertible sports cars from the sixties and the seventies. The days before roll bars, airbags, power steering and all that nonsense 😉 that interferes with pleasant motoring. Obviously, this is romantically a very nice thing to cling to, but in real life it is… well, nonsense. However, […]

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Tags: Oldies · Triumph


October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

on the way to a party of my sorority i suddenly spotted this bucked of rust. but i really liked it. I would never buy a car with the name Standard. Imagine that you are sitting in a pub and you have to say you own a Standard… not really exciting. however when you own […]

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Tags: Oldies

Triumph Spitfire Mk4

September 24th, 2007 · 5 Comments

A while ago, I shot some pictures of this nice Triumph Spitfire IV at Ter Heijde. Somehow, I have never posted them. Why? I don’t remember, but anyway, here they are! It is a nice and well-kept little sports car from the seventies. I am quite fond of the little sporty cars England produced decades […]

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Tags: Cabriolet/Convertible · Oldies · Triumph